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Old 05-12-2014, 08:07   #91
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Have you considered the flammability of the alcohol you'll be storing in your tank in case of a leak? Perhaps some tests are needed? Very small tests, amounts hardly missed from your bottle?
Guaranteed to be much more stabil then all the diesel and gasoline we all carry on board.
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One of these Air Still and a SodaStream and you would be good to go!
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Dockhead, here's one source for the manifold: Refill Your CO2-tank | Refill DIY Gas Cylinder
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Re: Gin Tankage?

Very interesting, this Sodastream thing.

I never looked at them because I don't really drink carbonated drinks. Except tonic. And except on the boat, for some unfathomable reason. On the boat, we drink a lot of Coke underway -- something I literally never drink on land.

The economics don't stack up really, at least in the U.S.: Should You Buy a SodaStream to Save Money?

But in Scandinavia, where carbonated drinks are unbelievably expensive, the economics will look different.

And besides that, on board you have the question not only of cost, but of lugging cases of cans. Sodastream is brilliant -- a year's supply of tonic and coke will fit in just a few bottles of syrup and a few gas bottles.

Brilliant solution!
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I used to try to figure out how much "supplies" I would need.

Isn't there some joke? "If you have ever considered installing a tank for liquor... you may have a problem"

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Dockhead, here's one source for the manifold: Refill Your CO2-tank | Refill DIY Gas Cylinder
Very cool. I guess you could just buy a larger CO2 tank and decant into the Sodastream bottles. And refill the bigger tank once every couple of years. Excellent.
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Re: Gin Tankage?

On top of all the other advantages, it looks to me like you might, with some experimentation, be able to produce some truly delicious tonic syrup:

Homemade Tonic Water Recipe

I find the Schweppes stuff to be barely drinkable; whereas the Fever Tree stuff is hard to justify cost-wise.

"This tonic has a more pronounced flavor than any store-bought tonic, so try pairing it with a gin that has some weight, like Aviation from House Spirits, or Gin 209 from Distillery 209" Yes!

The tonic, of course, is more important than the gin, in the making of a really good G&T.
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The tonic, of course, is more important than the gin, in the making of a really good G&T.
The lime is way up there - definitely higher than the gin, and maybe even the tonic.

I don't know what kinds/quality of limes you get where you are, but in the Caribe, there are several varieties and qualities. Growing up with only Persian limes, I had no idea there were so many types. A good lime is heavenly, while a not so good one makes even the best gin and tonic mediocre.

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Next time you're in Russia, why not just load in the cheap vodka and chase it with a handful of juniper berries?


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Re: Gin Tankage?

[QUOTE=sanibel sailor;1693428

"If you have ever considered installing a tank for liquor... you may have a problem"

.[/QUOTE]

Problem? I drink, I get drunk, I fall down - no problem (dean martin I believe)

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Next time you're in Russia, why not just load in the cheap vodka and chase it with a handful of juniper berries?
Only two problems with that:

1. Vodka is not that cheap in Russia.

2. How to carry it in the quantities required by up to 5 thirsty sailors?
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The lime is way up there - definitely higher than the gin, and maybe even the tonic.

I don't know what kinds/quality of limes you get where you are, but in the Caribe, there are several varieties and qualities. Growing up with only Persian limes, I had no idea there were so many types. A good lime is heavenly, while a not so good one makes even the best gin and tonic mediocre.

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There is an argument that only lemon will do in a proper G&T.

I am not a lime expert, so hard to say what a real specialist would say about the limes we get up here. They are imported from far away, obviously. There are a few varieties you see from time to time, and taste pretty good to me.

But I do sometimes prefer lemons.
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Some of my crew would agree with you! They call me Captain Bligh! In an affectionate way!
Acting in your Defence I sailed with you twice so it couldn't have been that bad.

Actually thinking about the Cherbourg trip, it was an weekend spent either drinking, eating, then more drinking followed by a trip to the hypermarket for more booze. Not sure what the locals thought as we pushed an overloaded trolley half way across Cherbourg though.

So what is the solution, well don't drink Gin. Its all water, what you need to carry is something light and small that you can brew by adding water when you get to the destination:

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Acting in your Defence I sailed with you twice so it couldn't have been that bad.

Actually thinking about the Cherbourg trip, it was an weekend spent either drinking, eating, then more drinking followed by a trip to the hypermarket for more booze. Not sure what the locals thought as we pushed an overloaded trolley half way across Cherbourg though.

So what is the solution, well don't drink Gin. Its all water, what you need to carry is something light and small that you can brew by adding water when you get to the destination:

Coopers Beer Kits for Home Brewing | The Home Brew Shop

Don't drink gin??? :horrors:

How can THAT be a solution to anything?
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